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Fact sheet documents rise of contingent work in Canada
Posted April 24, 2007 - A Commitment to Training and Employment for Women (ACTEW) has released a fact sheet that documents the rise of contingent work in Canada.
Article source ACTEW


Immigration issues in schools prompt advocates to push for 'don't ask, don't tell' policy
Posted April 24, 2007 - Dubbed "Education, Not Deportation," a campaign has been launched by a coalition of teachers, students, and activists who believe non-status minors have the right to an education without being hassled to reveal their immigration status and risk deportation.
Article source Toronto Star


Ontario government agrees Safe Schools Act discriminates
Posted April 24, 2007 - A settlement between the Ministry of Education and the Ontario Human Rights Commission means there will be more options to deal with troubled students this fall than simply kicking them out of school.
Article source CTV News


Ontario signs agreement with northern First Nations
Posted April 19, 2007 - Officials at Queen's Park will be working more closely with First Nations in Northern Ontario with the signing of a new political accord.
Article source First Perspective - National Aboriginal News


Ontario government increases legal aid funding
Posted April 13, 2007 - The Ontario government is proposing to increase funding to Legal Aid Ontario by $51 million, as announced in the recent provincial budget.
Article source Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General


Refugees 'living in limbo for years'; 200,000 have no status
Posted April 12, 2007 - Toronto-area community agencies are calling for Ottawa to grant permanent residency to more than 200,000 refugees and other newcomers who have no status in Canada.
Article source Toronto Sun


New courts committee aims to improve access for people with disabilities
Posted April 11, 2007 - Attorney General Michael Bryant and Chief Justice Roy McMurtry have announced the establishment of the Ontario Courts Accessibility Committee. The committee will help promote barrier-free courts in Ontario and better respond to accessibility needs for persons with disabilities.
Article source Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General


Twenty-five years later, the Charter faces challenges
Posted April 7, 2007 - A quarter-century after the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was signed, experts fear it has become too costly and time-consuming to use it to establish rights.
Article source Toronto Star


New child welfare program available in Thunder Bay
Posted April 3, 2007 - Talking Together (TT) is a restorative response to child welfare issues. TT is based on the traditional practice of caring for children in a way that allows all members of the immediate and extended family, community members, elders, and community-based professionals to be involved.
Article source Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation


Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services granted standing in Kashachewan inquest
Posted April 3, 2007 - In January 2006, two men died in a fire while in police custody at the Kashachewan Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) detachment. An inquest to look at the incident and to review the role and training of police officers in the community has been announced.
Article source Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation


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